Department of the Legislative Assembly, Northern Territory Government

Firearms Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

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On 18 September 2019 the Legislative Assembly referred the Firearms Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 to the Economic Policy Scrutiny Committee for inquiry and report in accordance with clause (4)(c) of the Committee’s Terms  of Reference by 26 November 2019.

The Committee encourages all interested people to provide their comments and feedback on the Bill.

The Committee is to inquire into and report on:
a) whether the Assembly should pass the Bill;
b) whether the Assembly should amend the Bill;
c) whether the Bill has sufficient regard to the rights and liberties of individuals; and
d) whether the Bill has sufficient regard to the institution of Parliament.

Submissions should be sent to by close of business Tuesday, 8 October 2019.


Report Tabled

Key Documents

Firearms Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
Firearms Act 1997
Firearms Regulations 1997
Explanatory Statement
Statement of Compatibility with Human Rights


Submission No. 1 - Alannah & Madeline Foundation
Submission No. 2 - Civil Liberties Australia Inc.
Submission No. 3 - Law Society NT
Submission No. 4 - NT Firearms Council

Public Briefings

Public Briefing Schedule - 24 September 2019
Transcript - Public Briefing - 24 September 2019

Tabled Papers

Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services, Responses to Written Questions - 6 November 2019


Inquiry into the Firearms Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 - 26 November 2019
Associated Minutes of Proceedings
Government Response - 28 November 2019


Dr Jennifer Buckley 
Committee Secretary
GPO Box 3721
Telephone:  (08) 8946 1501
Email: Contact

Last updated: 29 Nov 2019